Michael Fennelly

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Galway manager Henry Shefflin speaks to supporters after his team’s win over Offaly in Ballinasloe. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

New Galway hurling manager Henry Shefflin has admitted he tested the water to see if Joe Canning might change his mind about retiring from inter-count(...)

Former Kerry star Tomás Ó Sé will join the Offaly backroom team in 2022. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Offaly have confirmed the addition of Kerry’s five-time All-Ireland winner Tomás Ó Sé to their football management team for 2022, the first time Ó Sé (...)

This All-Ireland was the one that people will be talking about for decades to come. Whatever else they go on to do, nobody will forget the 2021 Limerick team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The aftermath of any All-Ireland win is a really special time. All the nerves are gone, all the planning is over, all the dietary requirements are out(...)

Offaly players and staff celebrate after their victory over Derry in the Christy Ring Cup final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Offaly 0-41 Derry 2-14 Offaly scored 41 times in the Christy Ring Cup final at Croke Park and still cursed themselves for the ones they missed, summi(...)

Meath’s Gavin McGowan with Ross Ravenhill and Ciarán Burke of Offaly in their Allianz Hurling League Division 2A clash at  Páirc Tailteann, Navan,  Co Meath on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Offaly 3-25 Meath 3-9 Even with an injury-ravaged panel, Offaly made a mockery of their Christy Ring Cup status in Navan to shoot to the head of Divi(...)

Richie Hogan scores a goal for Kilkenny in their Leinster final win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho

On a frigid night in Croke Park, Brian Cody came to us radiating satisfaction. The press duties during this championship are conducted about halfway u(...)

If Michael Fennelly is to bring Offaly back into contention as a senior hurling county, it will be by emphasising core traits of togetherness. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Fennelly once said that one of the hardest championship hours he ever spent was against Offaly. It was in 2008 and it left its mark on him. Ki(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks’ Michael Fennelly on the burst in the Kilkenny championship final against James Stephens in October. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When he leaves the warm-up and heads to the middle of Croke Park for the toss tomorrow, it will be both an end and a beginning for Michael Fennelly. P(...)

 Anthony Thompson’s Naomh Conaill side take on Clontibret in the Ulster Club SFC semi-final on Saturday night. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

SATURDAY LEINSTER CLUB SHC SEMI-FINAL Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v St Martin’s (Wexford), Nowlan Park, 1.30pm The assumed clash of the last year (...)

 Ballyhale manager Henry Shefflin during the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship final against James Stephens.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The falling of the year naturally gives itself to elegy and if the Irish reputation is for dealing well with death, the GAA epitomises it. All around (...)

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